Michaela Dwyer received her M.A. in American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied place, “southernness,” and performance in relation to the legacies of Black Mountain College and arts infrastructure across the American South. She received her B.A. in English and Documentary Studies from Duke University. She now writes about dance and works on public humanities and performing arts programs across the Triangle. She currently serves as Community Engagement Coordinator for Duke Performances and The Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts at Duke University.